I saw the excellent article on the problems of pollution in Long Island's waterways, "Trouble blooming on LI's waterways" [News, Oct. 23].

An outflow pipe with a control valve system could cleanse the bay, and also be reversed to abate bay flooding when the tides are different at the bay and the ocean levels. This could effectively drain the bay when the winds keep pushing the water levels west, raising the tides to flood levels.

This is a project that could be a good use of federal money.

John Brooks, Garden City

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